J. R. Baxter, Jr.

Jesse Randall Baxter, Jr. (December 8, 1887 – January 29, 1960), known professionally as J.R. Baxter and sometimes referred to as "Pap", was an American Southern Gospel composer and publisher.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 8, 1887 (DeKalb County), Died January 21, 1960 (Dallas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, tenor vocal, composer, piano, arranger

Notes: Jesse Randall Baxter, known as "Pap."

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-41874 10-in. 2/10/1928 Let me live close to thee Stamps Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-41878 10-in. 2/11/1928 Jesus is coming, it may be soon Stamps Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-41881 10-in. 2/11/1928 He bore it all Stamps Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-47032 10-in. 9/15/1928 On the happy hallelujah side Virgil O. Stamps ; M. L. Yandell Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-47214 10-in. 10/20/1928 God is love Southern Railroad Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-47217 10-in. 10/21/1928 Does the pathway lead straight Turkey Mountain Singers Male vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Victor BVE-47218 10-in. 10/21/1928 He will never leave me Turkey Mountain Singers Male vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Victor BVE-47268 10-in. 11/2/1928 Like the rainbow Stamps Quartet Male vocal chorus, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-47269 10-in. 11/2/1928 Because I love him Stamps Quartet Male vocal chorus, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-47271 10-in. 11/2/1928 Do your best, then wear a smile Stamps Quartet Male vocal chorus, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-47275 10-in. 11/2/1928 We'll sing on that shore Palmer Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-62517 10-in. 5/27/1930 Wonderful voice of Jesus Owen Brothers and Ellis Male vocal quartet, with guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-62520 10-in. 5/27/1930 Life's ocean waves are rolling on Owen Brothers and Ellis Male vocal quartet, with guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-70688 10-in. 2/15/1932 The great Redeemer Frank Stamps All Star Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-70689 10-in. 2/15/1932 Wonderful love divine Frank Stamps All Star Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-70690 10-in. 2/15/1932 Homeward bound Frank Stamps All Star Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-70691 10-in. 2/15/1932 There is springtime in my soul Frank Stamps All Star Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-70692 10-in. 2/15/1932 Skies will be blue Frank Stamps All Star Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-70693 10-in. 2/15/1932 Troubles all will end Piedmont Melody Boys Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-70694 10-in. 2/15/1932 I want to hear him call my name Frank Stamps All Star Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-70695 10-in. 2/15/1932 Dreaming alone in the twilight Frank Stamps All Star Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-70696 10-in. 2/16/1932 I'm finding glory Frank Stamps All Star Quartet Male vocal quartet, with female vocal solo and piano vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-70697 10-in. 2/16/1932 Tell him now Piedmont Melody Boys Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-70698 10-in. 2/16/1932 Dreams of the past Frank Stamps All Star Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-70699 10-in. 2/16/1932 I ain't gonna let Satan turn me 'roun' Frank Stamps All Star Quartet Male vocal quartet, with female vocal solo and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-99100 10-in. 2/13/1936 Troubles all will end Majestic Male Ouartet Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Victor BS-027634 10-in. 9/29/1938 Farther along Charlie Monroe’s Boys Male vocal duet, with mandolin and 2 guitars songwriter  
Victor BS-056551 10-in. 10/12/1940 I'm gonna be in that glad band Jones Brothers Trio Male vocal trio, with accordion songwriter  
Victor E0VB-4038 10-in. 3/28/1950 I'm glad my saviour is willing Harmoneers Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W145308 10-in. 12/2/1927 In the city where there is no night Stamps Quartet Male vocal quartet, with guitar lyricist  
Columbia W145309 10-in. 12/2/1927 I am going over there Stamps Quartet Male vocal quartet, with guitar lyricist  
Columbia W147550 10-in. 12/3/1928 Coming Stamps Quartet Male vocal quartet, with guitar composer  
Columbia W149518 10-in. 12/4/1929 He keeps my soul Corley Family Mixed vocal ensemble, with guitar lyricist  
Columbia W149522 10-in. 12/4/1929 I worship the Lord Owen Brothers and Ellis Male vocal quartet, with guitar lyricist  
Columbia W149523 10-in. 12/4/1929 I am o'ershadowed by love Owen Brothers and Ellis Male vocal quartet, with guitar lyricist  
Columbia W149524 10-in. 12/4/1929 I want to do my best Owen Brothers and Ellis Male vocal quartet, with guitar lyricist  
Columbia W151940 10-in. 10/26/1931 I want to hear Him call my name Stringfellow Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia CO41620 10-in. 7/30/1949 On and on we walk together Chuck Wagon Gang Mixed vocal quartet, with guitar songwriter  
Columbia CO45881 10-in. 5/7/1951 Farther along The Johnson Family Singers Mixed vocal chorus, with guitar arranger  
OKeh W402777 10-in. 6/28/1929 It will not be long Stamps Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
OKeh W403368 10-in. 11/28/1929 I have to raise my voice in song Harmony Four Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
OKeh W403371 10-in. 11/28/1929 l'll know Him Harmony Four Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
OKeh W403386 10-in. 11/29/1929 I am o'ershadowed by love Stamps-Baxter School of Music Chorus Vocal chorus, unaccompanied lyricist  
OKeh W403439 10-in. 12/16/1929 My friend divine Laurel Firemen's Quartet Male vocal quartet, with guitar lyricist  
OKeh W403441 10-in. 12/16/1929 Because I love Him Laurel Firemen's Quartet Male vocal quartet, with guitar lyricist  
OKeh W404708 10-in. 12/13/1930 He keeps my soul McDonald Quartette Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick DAL524 5/13/1938 Holy be thy name Stamps Quartet Vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick DAL1032 10-in. 4/23/1940 After the sunrise Chuck Wagon Gang Mixed vocal quartet, with guitar songwriter  
Brunswick DAL1033 10-in. 4/23/1940 Higher Chuck Wagon Gang Mixed vocal quartet, with guitar songwriter  
Brunswick DAL1036 10-in. 4/23/1940 Heaven is my home Chuck Wagon Gang Mixed vocal quartet, with guitar songwriter  
Brunswick DAL1042 10-in. 4/23/1940 Sunset is coming (but the sunrise we'll see) Chuck Wagon Gang Mixed vocal quartet, with guitar songwriter  
Brunswick DAL1043 10-in. 4/23/1940 Holy be thy great name Chuck Wagon Gang Mixed vocal quartet, with guitar songwriter  
Brunswick DAL1248 10-in. 3/8/1941 Coming Chuck Wagon Gang Mixed vocal quartet, with guitar songwriter  
Brunswick DAL1259 10-in. 3/9/1941 I love my savior, too Chuck Wagon Gang Mixed vocal quartet, with guitar lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Baxter, J. R., Jr.," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111581.

Baxter, J. R., Jr.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111581.

"Baxter, J. R., Jr.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111581

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